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SVI Sports Recap: Sept. 21-22

As September enters its final week and the first conference games have been played, here’s a look at this past weekend’s results from Southwest Wyoming and the SVI Sports Network.

The Braves were the team champions of the 40-team Bob Firman Classic in the Varsity II Division. (Photo courtesy of Star Valley Cross-Country)

Cross-Country – The Braves welcomed the return of last year’s 3A individual state champ Asefa Wetzel from injury as the team claimed the Varsity II Division title from the Bob Firman Classic in Boise, Idaho. The Braves edged Sugar-Salem with a team score of 89 to 98. Sophomore Peter Visser was second overall with a time of 16:01. Wetzel was 16:35 in his first action since last year. Jesse Loveland had his fastest varsity time with a 16:41. Taylor Horsley was also under 17 minutes with a time of 16:48. Dillon Foley rounded out the varsity five with a 17:24. Brayden Hahn and Scott Orton rounded out the team.

The Bear Lake Bears were 26th overall out of 40 teams.

The Lady Braves were 6th out of 34 teams on the women’s side. Emmy Heywood led the way with a 20:21 which was good for 22nd place overall. Shaelee Angell, Emma Thomson and Brooke Kallgren ran as a great pack to all finish in the top 65. McCora Wolfley, Jill England and Lacy Coles rounded out the effort.

On the volleyball court, Kemmerer (3-9) bounced back with a 3-1 victory over Wyoming Indian (25-16, 20-25, 25-23 & 25-19)

#1 Cokeville improved to (15-8) on the season with a pair of sweeps over Encampment (25-13, 25-17 & 25-13) and Farson-Eden (25-14, 25-12 & 25-6.

Bear Lake fell in a sweep to Soda Springs.

Finally on the gridiron, the Bears lost their fourth straight game in a 49-6 contest in Arimo against Marsh Valley.

The Cokeville Panthers blew out the Shoshoni Wranglers 57-6 as part of the CHS Homecoming. The Panthers will face off against the Green River JV this week in what become an open slot because of traditional teams forfeiting their season due to a lack of numbers.

David Castillo runs behind Gabe Nield (Photo courtesy of Star Valley Football)

The Star Valley Braves outscored Green River 24-0 in the second half to win 31-0 in their Homecoming. R.J. Cazier rushed for over 190 yards and had a pair of touchdowns. Deakon White recovered a pair of fumbles as the Star Valley defense posted their first shutout of the season. The Braves will be on the road for the next two weeks in Powell and Jackson respectively.

The Kemmerer Rangers had a rough outing in their return to Sublette County in a 31-7 loss to the Big Piney Punchers. The Rangers fell to (3-1) on the season.

Pinedale made the trek to face #4 Greybull and pulled off the 21-14 upset of the Buffaloes to move to (2-2) on the season. The Wranglers return home this week to host the defending 2A champion Mountain View Buffaloes.

The Rangers host Greybull this week in Lincoln County.

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